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Frugal-nomics Feature in DIY Beading Magazine

Posted on 16 February 2015 by frugal-nomics

Hey lovelies, hope you had a wonderful Valentine’s Day and a great holiday today — I just love long weekends. Yes, I do manage to do a little lounging, but these days also make a great time for me to get caught up on things on my perpetual to-do list.

Now, speaking of my To-Do List….I wanted to take a quick moment to share with you a recent Frugal-nomics DIY feature with DIY Beading Magazine (Issue #26). A few weeks ago DIY Beading Magazine reached out and asked could they include in their online magazine a couple of my statement necklaces that they had come across…and I was oh-so-happy and honored to have them spread the love :) .

Want to check out the full issue? Take a look at the pdf I’ve included right here , and if you’re in the mood for some more DIY’s….here’s a link to my gallery.  Oh, AND if you want to make some statement necklaces of your own, click the following links for some of my totally doable pieces. Let me know which ones are your favorite, below.

1. Stella & Dot Pegasus Inspired Necklace
2. Recycled TShirt Necklace
3. Anthropologie Inspired Gold Coin Necklace 
4. Stella & Dot Tempest Inspired Necklace 
5. Metal Chain Necklace

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Tassel Bracelet DIY Workshop

Posted on 23 October 2013 by frugal-nomics

Last night I hosted a great Tassel Bracelet Workshop with a fun group of guys and gals at The Schermerhorn. We had cupcakes, some beautiful fall colors for our bracelet tassels, and an abundance of chain — what more could we need?! We had so much fun that they were inquiring if it would be a weekly thing! So, not one to disappoint, I’m already cooking up ideas for our next event. Whether they were making a Tassel Bracelet for themselves, or using one of the cute boxes provided to make it as a gift, they were all smiles learning to “do it themselves.”

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Frugal-nomics DIY: Metal Chain Necklace

Posted on 02 August 2013 by frugal-nomics

Gone are the days where you’re only allowed to wear one metal at a time.  With this necklace I was able to combine a bunch of my favorites….metal chain….spikes….a few crystals….all fun.   Throw caution to the wind and try this rocker chic favorite.   It’s bold. It’s functional….and it definitely stands out! Tell me how you’d pair it.




SUPPLIES: Assortment of metal chain, a closure, safety pins, spikes, needle and thread, needle nose pliers, and a pair of wire cutters.

1. Take some wire cutters to make a break in the clasp — be sure to be careful not to do so at the bottom of the loop so as not to have chains slip off. Then pry the ring open with your pliers.
2. These chains are really easy to attach to the master ring, but the crystalized chain requires as extra step.  So, use a matching thread to stitch together the ends of the crystalized chains.
3. Add a safety to ends of the chains that don’t rings. Remember, you’ll cut all your chain the same length; taking into account those chains that have safety pins.
4. Take one strand of the pink chain and add 7 equally spaced spikes.  (Note: Feel free to add a dab of glue inside the spike’s end cap if you feel you need extra security).
5. Add all of your chains to one side of the closure ring (Note: Ok, so its really easy to get the chains a little jumbled, so I laid them out to keep them all organized.
6. Collect the group of chains, add them to the second closure ring on the opposite side, and give the group a twist. Keep the pink chain with studs and the two strands of black chain, separate.
7. Keeping the single pink strand with studs and the black chain straight (no twisting here), add them also to the closure ring on the opposite side and close the second ring.

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